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Winchester / Photos of my new-to-me Highwall
« on: June 19, 2019, 01:20:49 PM »
I posted photos of my 40-65 Browning BPCR, here are a few of my 45-90 BPCR. Unfortunately, just 2 weeks post-op for hip replacement, I won't be able to pick the rifle up until July. These are auction photos.
Left side of rifle:

Miner's Diner / Dinner tonight
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:35:53 PM »
My wife made pan-fried venison steak with sautéed fresh Morel mushrooms tonight. Just doesn't get much better than that! Tender and flavorful. The Morels are just starting to come in now.

Conversions / 36 cal. cylinders that swap
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:46:11 AM »
Does anyone know which '51 Colt cylinders will fit other guns? Pietta, Uberti, ASM, ASP, DGG, especially older guns. Black Powder Ben has a 38 conversion cylinder for sale and would like to know what it might fit. I have the same conversion (Defender, made in the '70s) in a DGG (I think) revolver. The mark is stamped on the bottom of the barrel at the very back end, hard to see. I also think DGG became ASP early 70s.

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Unknown 51 Navy
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:48:10 PM »
I just got a 51 Colt that was said to have a problem with cylinder rotation (I posted on Colt Navy forum). As I suspected, I found the hand was missing when I tore it down. My problem (possibly) is not knowing who made the gun. I think it was a kit gun as there is no maker stamp or ID anywhere. The only thing on the gun is "made in Italy" and "black powder only". One possible hint as to maker is that the serial number is prefaced with the letter T, but I sure don't know who may have used that method. If I can't find out, I will just order the hand and fit it, would have to do that anyway, but wanted to at least get close.

Navy Models / Pig in a poke
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:55:10 PM »
I just got a 5" brass frame '51 Navy revolver at a great price. It is an older gun, has some rust and NO makers stamp. I'm thinkin' it is a kit gun as the frame has not been polished much, at least that I can tell. It needs some work as the hand (if there is one!) doesn't poke out from the recoil shield and the bolt doesn't move either. The one-piece grips are a very light blond color and the serial number starts with T. Sound familiar to anybody? I will take it down and clean it a bit to see if anything shows up.

General Discussion / Cimarron Arms article in American Rifleman magazine
« on: September 23, 2018, 03:42:57 PM »
The new issue has an informative article on Cimarron Arms, from start-up to present. The following link shows some of their guns featured in westerns:

Winchester / Yellow Boy
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:10:29 PM »
This is my Yellow Boy I posted about earlier. First year production Uberti Model 1866.

General Discussion / Trivia question for you
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:20:48 PM »
Did Colt make any top strap percussion firearms? I know the answer, just wanting to forward info to newcomers.

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Colt screwdriver tips
« on: May 12, 2018, 07:47:29 AM »
Brownells had a free shipping/no minimum purchase offer and I took advantage to order 2 sets of Colt SAA screwdriver tips. I do have a couple of generic gunsmith screwdriver sets and they seem to fit pretty good, but I thought these would be nice so I wouldn't have to sort through the different sizes. They came yesterday, but the reduced power mainsprings are in back order. I'll keep the new screwdriver tips separate from the others, maybe mark them somehow, or keep them apart from the other tips in the box. Richard said these SAA tips fit the Pietta Colts, so now I should have a lifetime supply! He also told us about the reduced power mainsprings a while back.

Winchester / Repro 1866
« on: April 01, 2018, 06:07:10 PM »
Does anyone know when the first Navy Arms (Uberti) 1866 Yellow Boy guns were made? I believe I have one coming and think it is a first year Carbine with serial number 5XX. Won't know for sure until after tomorrow and see the date code.

Gun Builds and Projects / Pietta screws
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:48:36 AM »
Since Pietta screws are well know to be soft, has anyone tried to harden them? If so, how did they turn out? I have a can of Casenit (I don't think it is being sold anymore) and have been considering using it on some gun screws, but decided to ask here before investing my time. There are other hardening compounds on the market now, don't know why Casenit was pulled.

Manhattan / Another Manhattan at auction
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:02:07 PM »
This was offered up a little over a month ago. I thought about bidding, but didn't :-[

Colt Cousins / Hawes, another "Colt"
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:47:39 PM »
This is a Sauer and Son Colt, imported by Hawes in 45 Colt

I bought it used/as new and it has a very light trigger. I don't know if someone worked it over or if it came from the factory  that way.

Colt Cousins / USFA... another Colt cousin
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:43:34 PM »
Here's a couple of pictures of my USFA Colt in 44WCF

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